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Matt Garza and the Cubs Avoid Arbitration on One-Year, $10.25 Million Contract for 2013

Matt Garza and the Cubs Avoid Arbitration on One-Year, $10.25 Million Contract for 2013

Well that was a lot easier than last year.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Heading to the Convention: My Plans, Meeting Up, and Coverage This Weekend

Heading to the Convention: My Plans, Meeting Up, and Coverage This Weekend

What to expect over the next few days.

by January 17, 2013 Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Napoli, Bourn, Soriano, Lincecum

Lukewarm Stove: Samardzija, Napoli, Bourn, Soriano, Lincecum

The latest from around the rumor mill.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Ricketts Family Agrees to Build a Hotel on McDonald’s Property … Conditioned on Wrigley Funding

The Ricketts Family Agrees to Build a Hotel on McDonald’s Property … Conditioned on Wrigley Funding

The hotel is part of the broader renovation plan, but the Ricketts family would be building it, themselves.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Explains His Statements About Later Years with Red Sox

Theo Epstein Explains His Statements About Later Years with Red Sox

Epstein says he wasn’t talking about ownership, and, instead, was talking about some marketing consultants.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Funding Deal with the City May Be Near (UPDATE)

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: A Funding Deal with the City May Be Near (UPDATE)

If true, the project will be underway very soon. We’ll find out more on Saturday at the Cubs Convention.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Benevolence Watch: Both Matt Garza and Scott Baker Should Be Ready By Opening Day

God’s Benevolence Watch: Both Matt Garza and Scott Baker Should Be Ready By Opening Day

The Cubs could still hold Baker back a little bit if needed, or piggyback him with another starter.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum Expect the 2013 Chicago Cubs to Be Competitive

Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum Expect the 2013 Chicago Cubs to Be Competitive

Before you go ripping them, consider that it’s probably what they should expect.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Wanted: Young Free Agents Who Check All the Boxes and Other Bullets

Wanted: Young Free Agents Who Check All the Boxes and Other Bullets

Why Edwin Jackson, and why now? Also: Anthony Rizzo on playing for Italy, Sammy Sosa’s exclusion from the Cubs’ world, and Te’o craziness.

by January 17, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Trade Michael Morse to the Mariners in a Three-Way Deal with A’s

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Trade Michael Morse to the Mariners in a Three-Way Deal with A’s

The Mariners want every DH possible.

by January 16, 2013 MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Hairston, Samardzija, Price, Bourn, Garza, Soriano, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hairston, Samardzija, Price, Bourn, Garza, Soriano, More

It turns out that Scott Hairston really did ask for just $4 million per year from the Mets, who countered at $2 million and just one year.

by January 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Nate Schierholtz Plans to Be the Starter in Right Field

Nate Schierholtz Plans to Be the Starter in Right Field

Dale Sveum apparently gave Schierholtz the impression that he was the strong favorite to start in right back when they signed him.

by January 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Theo Epstein Probably Wasn’t Solely to Blame for the Red Sox’s Woes in 2011 and 2012

Theo Epstein Probably Wasn’t Solely to Blame for the Red Sox’s Woes in 2011 and 2012

A new book quotes Epstein as saying his bosses in Boston told him the team needed “some sizzle” and some “sexy guys.”

by January 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Episode 12 of the BN Podcast: Scott Hairston, Matt Garza, and the Virtues of Sammy Sosa

Episode 12 of the BN Podcast: Scott Hairston, Matt Garza, and the Virtues of Sammy Sosa

Is Hairston a good fit? What should the Cubs do about Garza? And why might the Cubs invite Sammy Sosa to come back to the organization?

by January 16, 2013 Podcasts
Jed Hoyer Speaks: Free Agents Tied to Compensation, Garza’s Rehab, Soriano’s Value, More

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Free Agents Tied to Compensation, Garza’s Rehab, Soriano’s Value, More

The Cubs’ GM strongly suggests free agents like Michael Bourn aren’t in the cards for the Cubs this year, among other thoughts.

by January 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Scouting the Next International Class, When the Cubs Can Spend Big and Other Bullets

Scouting the Next International Class, When the Cubs Can Spend Big and Other Bullets

Huge number of Bullets today – an international scouting showcase, lots of grading, prospect profiles, arbitration filings, and Convention notes.

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